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18 Jan 18 Thousands Attend Slain Kosovo Serb Politician’s Funeral

Thousands of citizens attended the funeral of Oliver Ivanovic, who was shot dead on Tuesday, as he was laid to rest in the Alley of the Greats at the New Cemetary in Belgrade, Serbia.

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18 Jan 18 Poor Progress for Human Rights in the Balkans, HRW Report

Attacks on journalists, discrimination against minorities, poor protection of refugees and lack of political will to prosecute war crimes remain problems in most Balkan countries in 2017, Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018 said.

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17 Jan 18 Macedonia President Vetoes Language Law

Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov on Wednesday vetoed a new government-backed law that extends the official use of Albanian across the country.

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17 Jan 18 Kosovo Police Tracks Car Origin in Ivanovic Murder

Kosovo police said that they have identified the origin of the vehicle allegedly used by the killers of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic, and are reviewing security camera footage.

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17 Jan 18 Croatia Court Acquits Priest Who Defended NDH

A court in Split has acquitted a Catholic priest of charges of disturbing public order, after he defended Croatia's wartime Fascist state in a sermon.

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17 Jan 18 Threats to Slain Kosovo Serb Leader Were Ignored

Oliver Ivanovic, shot dead on Tuesday in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica, had reported numerous threats, and had sought the help of both the Serbian and Kosovo authorities – but was ignored.

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16 Jan 18 LIVE: Kosovo Serb Leader Ivanovic Shot Dead in Mitrovica

Kosovo Serb leader, Oliver Ivanovic, has been killed in north Kosovo town of Mitrovica. Follow our coverage for the latest developments as they come in.

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12 Jan 18 Macedonia President Urged to Veto Language Law

Opponents of the new law that extends the official use of Albanian across Macedonia have called on the country's president to try to block it.

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12 Jan 18 Croatian War Widows Slate HRT 'Insulting' Comedy Film

Widows of war veterans have condemned Croatia's national broadcaster for showing a comedy film about investigations intp their pensions – although it was moved to a late-night slot.

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11 Jan 18 Macedonia Passes Albanian Language Law

Macedonian MPs on Thursday adopted an eagerly anticipated law that extends the official use of the Albanian language across the country.

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09 Jan 18 Bosnian Serbs March in ‘Statehood Day’ Parade

Around 1,800 people marched through Banja Luka to celebrate the Day of Republika Srpska, the controversial national holiday in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, as its leader again pushed demands for increased autonomy.

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09 Jan 18 Bosnian Serbs Prepare Biggest ‘Statehood Day’ Celebration

Bosnian Serb leaders will mark the disputed Day of Republika Srpska on Tuesday with their most lavish celebration yet – defying a Constitutional Court ban and objections from the country’s Bosniaks.

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05 Jan 18 Serbs Cancel Kosovo Christmas Trip to Avoid Protest

Serbs who visit a church in the western Kosovo town of Gjakova/Djakovica for Orthodox Christmas each year have cancelled their trip after local Kosovo Albanians said they would stage a protest.

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04 Jan 18 Bosnian Serbs to Name Streets after Banned Holiday

Mayors in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska vowed to heed President Milorad Dodik’s call for streets to be named in honour of the January 9 ‘statehood day’ holiday banned by the Constitutional Court.

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29 Dec 17 Kosovo ‘Revenge Killers’ Pardoned by President Thaci

President Hashim Thaci signed a decree to pardon three former Kosovo Liberation Army guerrillas convicted of killing a family in 2001 in revenge because one of them served with the Serbian police.

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